What's Located Around Riu Ocho Rios

The beaches in Jamaica are touted by locals as some of the most-loved attractions that the island has to offer.

If you are a big beach fan, Riu Ocho Rios is set in the perfect location for you. This property is set along the shore, so tourists can spend every day soaking up the sun if that will make them happy.

Nearby Beaches

Naturally, since Riu Ocho Rios is located right on Steer Town Beach, spending time at the shore is popular with guests staying at this property. This beach has soft white sand with a few patches of famous Caribbean pink sand. Trees line the back side of the beach, but nothing sits on the sand or shore itself. For vacationers who are willing to venture off site, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Clicking on each link below allows you to view a detailed page:

Beaches Near Riu Ocho Rios
Beach Distance Direction Location
St. Ann's Bay 1.6 WNW 1.0 mi. East-Northeast of St. Ann's Bay
Dunn's River Beach 2.0 ESE 3.7 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Priory Beach 3.6 W Priory
Fisherman's Beach 4.0 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios
Grande Beach 4.2 E Ocho Rios
Turtle Beach 4.2 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios
Mallards Beach 4.7 E Ocho Rios

One of the most convenient options is St. Ann's Bay. The best feature about this beach is that its on a small cove and the cape here spouts beautiful splashing waves. Close to amenities but not dominated by urban sprawl, the proximity to the town makes this beach feel like a special escape.

You may also like nearby Fisherman's Beach which is usually full of tourists looking for a variety of beach activities. You'll find it four miles east-southeast of the lodgings.

Nearby Areas

Guests who are curious to know about what else is in the area might like to know how far away the neighboring town or city is from their accommodations. Riu Ocho Rios is situated in the general vicinity of Ocho Rios; it is 2.3 miles to the east of St. Ann's Bay.

The areas found closest to Riu Ocho Rios are listed below.

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
St. Ann's Bay 2.3 W
Roseau 3.2 WSW
Priory 4.1 W
downtown Ocho Rios 4.3 ESE
Epworth 4.3 SSE
Trafalgar 5.2 S
Ocho Rios 5.6 E
Steerfield 6.0 S
Salisbury 6.6 SE
Saint Ann Parish 6.9 SW

Nearby Attractions

Turtle River Falls and Gardens

Whether you prefer connecting with nature or learning about local culture, you can find plenty to see and do all across the area. Although there aren't many attractions within close proximity to the resort, there are some options, like Bob Marley's Mausoleum, which is one of the closest to the accommodation.

More details about nearby attractions are in the following table:

Attractions Near Riu Ocho Rios
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Bob Marley's Mausoleum Historical Site 11.8 SW 10.8 mi. South-Southwest of St. Ann's Bay
Addison Park Park 13.1 W Browns Town
Annandale Great House Historical Site -- -- Epworth
Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail Botanical Garden 6.1 W 3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay
Mahoe Falls Waterfall 4.6 SE 2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 6.8 W 4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay
Turtle River Falls and Gardens Botanical Garden 4.3 SE 1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls Botanical Garden 4.1 SE 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Falls Waterfall 2.4 ESE 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Park Park 2.4 ESE 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Shaw Park Garden Falls Waterfall 4.2 ESE Ocho Rios
Milford Falls Waterfall -- -- Ocho Rios
Cove Theatre Movie Theater 4.1 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios Zoo 2.6 ESE 3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Seven Oaks Sanctuary For Wildlife Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 11.4 W Runaway Bay
Green Grotto Caves Cave 13.8 W 2.5 mi. West of Runaway Bay

If you're searching for somewhere a little different to visit, Bob Marley's Mausoleum could be just what the doctor ordered. The Bob Marley Mausoleum is located on the same property as the house where Jamaican icon Bob Marley grew up. He is laid to rest within the mausoleum, where guests are welcome to walk through and feel the presence of a man so loved for his unique style and influence on the music scene.

Nearby Accommodations

When deciding where to stay, it is often smart to learn about nearby accommodations as a way to better understand the region. You will find no shortage of additional places to learn about prior to making a decision, as this part of Jamaica plays host to a sweeping variety of resorts and hotels to choose from. The following table shows the lodging options that are available close-by.

Accommodations near Riu Ocho Rios
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa 0.2 SE 2.5 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Tranquility Cove -- -- 2.8 mi. West of Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Seacrest Beach Hotel 4.0 W Priory, Jamaica
Columbus Inn 4.0 WNW Priory, Jamaica
Fisherman's Point 4.1 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
SandCastles Resort 4.2 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Rooms On The Beach 4.3 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Moon Palace Jamacia Grande 4.3 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Crane Ridge Suites 4.3 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Pineapple Court Hotel 4.3 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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